Ms. Kacey Kennedy conducts the treble select choir through one of their musical selections. (Haleigh McCune)
Ms. Kacey Kennedy conducts the treble select choir through one of their musical selections.

Haleigh McCune

Singing Loud For All To Hear

Liberty's choirs spread holiday cheer through choral performances

December 12, 2019

All that was heard ringing throughout the hallways of Liberty on Tuesday evening was the beautiful, harmonic sounds of holiday music from the 2019 winter choir concert.

The concert choir, treble select choir, and chamber choir performed their variations of music ranging from classic Christmas carols to holiday songs written in foreign languages. The event was held on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the LHS auditorium.

Director Kacey Kennedy conducted the choirs through four arrangements each. Kennedy was accompanied by Rob Gleason on the piano.

An event like this does not just happen overnight. Weeks of choir practice have lead up to this concert.

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The concert choir was the first group to perform at the winter choir concert.

“We have been preparing since mid-October,” Kennedy said. “It’s a process. The first thing we have to do is learn the notes and rhythms. After that, we dive into what the actual music is. Music doesn’t just exist on a page, it’s all the stuff in-between the black and white.”

Sophomore Rylee Cleppe is a member of the concert choir. She has been preparing for months to perform well in this concert. 

“In a way, I think that concert choir is hard,” Cleppe said. “It’s not easy, it’s definitely challenging.”

The concert choir started the night off with songs such as Three French Noels, Go Tell It on the Mountain, The Little Drummer Boy and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. 

The treble select choir slowed things down with their renditions of O Magnum Mysterium, Winter Lullaby, Candlelight Carol and This Little Babe.

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The chamber choir was the last choir to perform on Tuesday night.

Finally, the chamber choir ended the concert with their performances of In Dulci Jubilo, White Christmas (which included audience participation), Esta Noche and Carol of the Bells. It is a Liberty winter concert tradition for Carol of the Bells to be the last song performed.

The 2019 winter choir concert was an opportunity for Liberty families to get into the holiday spirit while simultaneously enjoying the harmonious chords that the choirs produced.

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